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Hey lovelies! I suspect some of you may be discovering the English Wedding Blog for the first time, after all, ’tis the season for popping questions! Welcome!! So the third in our ‘favourites’ series this Christmas is all about wedding dresses. We love to support independent designers; we know so many of you are looking for a dress which is unique, different and beautifully you. So this little list of our top favourite wedding dress designers for 2018 is here to help! In no particular order….

1. Joanne Fleming

Joanne Fleming – see our shoot on Love My Dress

Joanne’s dresses are the most breathtaking creations you could dare to imagine. With intricate hand embroidery and stunning detailing, these are designer dresses to die for.

London

https://joanneflemingdesign.com

2. Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

A long time favourite for classic brides, Caroline’s signature flare skirts and belts are some of our favourites. Perfect for the dance floor, in classic silhouettes with a modern and unmistakably Castigliano twist!

Stockists nationwide

http://www.carolinecastigliano.com

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Modern bridal design by Otaduy available in the UK (8)

Sleek, clean lines and beautiful fabrics are where Otaduy really comes into its own. I just adore this label – and I know so many of you 2018 brides will fall in love with the wonderfully minimal styling of Otaduy gowns.

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Location: La Due (Dusseldorf)
Photography: Cornelia Lietz Photography
Styling: White & Ivory bridal studio and Kiss from Fleur
Make up and hair: Natalie Arslan
Wedding dresses: Otaduy
Model: Paula Weigel

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I love the way these dresses combine the simplest of lines with a touch of sass and modern, geometric patterns in the side panels and sleeves. They’re exquisite – truly different from any other dresses I see. The lingerie… just so, so beautifully feminine and delicate. Otaduy, you’ve won our hearts!

http://otaduy.co

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Happy Monday morning, beautiful! For those of you who haven’t yet decided on your wedding dress, those of you with a love of glamour, romantic design and breathtaking style, I have a very special feature for you this morning!

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The 2017 Bellissimo Collection by Stephanie Allin

Stephanie Allin’s 2017 collection has been inspired by luxe glamour and sophistication with an Italian edge. Her 2017 bride will be drenched in sunshine, glamour and romance.

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This season’s style is contemporary but classic. Lace, sequins and beads feature throughout. Soft metallic tones and muted shades contrast with soft tulles and floaty chiffons. Long sleeves and high necks, separates and show-stopping gowns make up the fabulous 2017 Bellissimo Collection.

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“Stephanie Allin is one of Britain’s best known bridal fashion designers and a trend-setter in bridal fashion. Her handmade collections give the brand a unique flexibility. Stephanie spends a great deal of time with her brides and this gives her a deep understanding of what a modern girl is looking for.

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This is how to get noticed by a wedding blogger. In fact… I will be amazed if every wedding blogger in the world doesn’t want a little piece of this shoot… because it’s divine. And different. And creative. And has more wow factor than any other bridal collection shoot I’ve seen – ever.

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The child inside me wants to play in the amazing glass chapel. The calligrapher side of me wants to write something beautiful on every inch of gorgeous stained glass. And the girl in my heart wants to dance summer days away in the incredibly pretty and romantic boho inspired wedding dresses by BHLDN.

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wedding dresses online by BHLDN images by Boo George (19)

As much as I want to describe the images I’m about to show you, I don’t think words could do them justice. So find a quiet space and get scrolling… you will LOVE this!claire gould english wedding blog signature

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We’re ALL about the romance today! I’ve fallen in love with Naomi Neoh‘s divine Summer’s Eve collection and have been so excited to show you these beautiful new wedding dresses.

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They’re traditional in the very best sense of the word: dresses which will turn heads every second of your wedding day. Naomi Neoh is synonymous with grace and romance, the timeless style which has defined English brides for decades.

The inspiration behind Naomi Neoh 2016 Summer’s Eve collection stems from the enchanting and wild beauty of the English countryside and the delicate dwindling sunlight of a summer’s evening. The new designs continue to include Naomi’s ever popular signature soft, floating, silk chiffon skirts and use of delicate blush pinks and peach tones but with a new addition of an ‘oyster’ hue.
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For more information and stockists visit www.naomineoh.com

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I think I first ‘discovered’ Jenny Packham back in 2010 when Annabel at Love My Dress began to write more and more about her designs. Those sequins and sparkles which were so uniquely Jenny Packham made an impact on me and I’ve been an admirer ever since. I look to Jenny for innovative designer dresses with flair and individuality… and her 2016 Bridal Collection is a fabulous testament to Jenny’s world class brand and signature style.

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The 2016 collection is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and lives up to the imagined realm of faerie in every way. I love how a 16th century English playwright can inspire a 21st century bridal designer – and to such incredible, imaginative, beautiful effect. This is no Disney princess collection – with Jenny Packham’s 2016 Bridal Collection you can choose your fairytale style from the elegant, striking, breathtaking designs she has to offer – and you’ll be the star of your own forever fairytale for sure.

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Good morning lovely blog readers! Today’s English Wedding Blog inspiration comes in the form of gorgeous gowns from a newly launched British bridal collection. The super stylish Alie Street has some really beautiful dresses for everything from city chic weddings to elegant country celebrations… and I think you’ll LOVE them!

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Alie Street was founded in March 2015 by Tiffany London. Following its success, the beautiful new bridal range has launched online this summer and looks set to be a hit with modern British brides. From a sophisticated city affair to elegant country wedding, the new collection fuses timeless designs with impeccable tailoring to create a beautiful range to suit any bride.

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The Victoria Gown is for brides seeking something a little different – this sleek tailored wedding dress feels truly beautiful from the fit of the strapless bodice to the swishy full skirt that sashays onto the dance floor.

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“We love what we do. That’s the truth. Each and every single dress we individually create is for a real person. It is never just an order, it’s about making a dream a reality and we must never forget that.

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Beautiful brides-to-be, I’m so pleased today to be sharing the most romantic designer wedding dress collection by the wonderful Terry Fox. Terry’s quote at the beginning of today’s feature is just fabulous – she is a designer who knows just how important a wedding dress can be – and who values every bride as an individual. Her Siren Song collection exquisite, and while I’ve fallen in love with so many gowns in the collection I will leave it to Terry to introduce you to the collection in her very own words.

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Dictionary definition – romance [n., adj., v. roh-mans]
A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.

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You can look pretty damn amazing in a wedding dress for under £1k. Fact. You can look fabulous-and-then-some in a wedding dress for under £500. Fact. And if you need proof, gorgeous girls, then I have it right here for you on the English Wedding Blog today.
affordable wedding dress collection by Phase Eight (4)This is the latest collection from Phase Eight, featuring sequinned 20s-inspired dresses, short, sassy styles, lace and embroidery, applique and delicate trains… and for any bride looking for a gorgeous little number which won’t break the bank, I would recommend them. Visit their website to see more styles in their lookbook and online shop!
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Phase Eight wedding dresses start at just £250. You can buy online or at stores around the UK, and the new collection has a style for every modern bride. Dresses come in sizes 6 – 20, and include romantic, vintage or contemporary styles for city, countryside or overseas weddings. All are exclusively designed by Phase Eight, from classic bridal gowns in lace through to contemporary wedding dresses with sleek silhouettes – their range of gorgeous styles will make your big day a little more beautiful!

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I’m delighted to share with you the brand new wedding dress collection from BHLDN – here are my personal favourite picks from over 30 new gowns in the collection, which is available to buy online.

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You’ll adore the stunning creative images shot in Mexico (OK so usually I feature shoots from England… but it’s January, I needed the escape!) where BHLDN’s creative concept of “The Painted Garden” is brought to life by model Vlada Roslyakova dressed in ethereal looks that mirror the whimsical nature of her surroundings.

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Whether it be with sheer elements like illusion necks and backs, intricate back details, extra fine lace or voluminous trains, each gown is unique in its effortless ability to capture your attention despite the overwhelming beauty of the vibrant colors, rich textures and natural sunlight of the gardens. Accessories are not long forgotten as floral headpieces, sparkling bridal jewellery and delicate wedding shoes add an extra element of elegance to every image.

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Dresses by BHLDN at http://www.bhldn.com

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Savvy brides look for dresses which will never date. Timeless styles are worth their weight in gold… and while ruffles and bling can be exciting and new for a while, graceful design wins out for me every time. BHLDN is an international brand shipping overseas (including to the UK) from the US. Their new lookbook is well worth a look…

 http://www.bhldn.com/

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BHLDN‘s black and white imagery evokes a sense of timelessness and highlights the extraordinary details and impeccable craftsmanship of the featured gowns. The Iconic Collection radiates elegance (with a hint of playfulness) and captures the spirit of iconic women of both past and present. The collection is luxurious yet approachable and distinguishes style from trend.

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If you’re looking for a wedding dress for under £500 then I have some exciting news to share today – in my inbox was a simple little note from The Flower Bride: they’re selling a variety of wedding dress samples from £300 over in their Etsy store.

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Have a peek! This could be your lucky day 🙂 The dresses ship from New Zealand; stocks are limited so hurry! My favourites from the sample sale are here..

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http://theflowerbride.com

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